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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Saving and Analyzing Data with Performance Logs and Alerts

One of the most important aspects of monitoring performance is that it should be done over a given period of time (referred to as a baseline). So far, we have discussed how you can use Performance Monitor to view statistics in real time. We have, however, also alluded to using Performance Monitor to save data for later analysis. Now let’s take a look at how this is done.

When viewing information in Performance Monitor, you have two main options with respect to the data on display:

View Current Activity

When you first open the Performance icon from the Administrative Tools folder, the default option is to view data obtained from current system information. This method of viewing measures ...

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